Around 21,000 of Epping Forest residents, lack essential digital skills.
We are partnering digital inclusion charity Citizens Online, helping to increase skills provision with a digital inclusion network – and is inviting any organisation interested in helping to reduce digital exclusion to join.
The benefits that digital can bring
People who lack digital skills can’t always access the services they need. They also miss out on the many benefits that digital can bring, such as feeling less alone, finding work, saving money and improving health.
Citizens Online is rolling out its award winning Switch approach to understand digital inclusion in Epping Forest better and make sure sufficient support is available to those who need it.
The vision is to embed Digital Champions within many organisations throughout the district to help people with digital skills. Switch is funded by Epping Forest District Council and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the One Digital programme.
Attend the interactive workshop
Any organisation that would like to be involved should attend our Interactive Workshop that takes place on
- Thursday 30 May
- 10.30am – 12.30pm
- Civic Offices in Epping
Please follow the link below for more information and to register for
Embracing digital technology
Rob Pavey, Epping Forest District Council Service Director for Customer Services, said: “We are a forward looking Council and we know people need help to embrace digital technology so they can benefit financially and socially, and access our public services better. We want to work in partnership with other local organisations to ensure we reach as many of our residents who need help as possible.”
John Fisher, Chief Executive of Citizens Online, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Epping Forest District Council. We want to change the way local service providers and funders perceive the issue of digital inclusion – from being a ‘bolt on activity’ to a way of working that is part of business as usual.”